Acteens

Missions discipleship for teenage girls (grades 7-12) guides them to look beyond themselves and become actively involved in missions and ministry. What happens in missions discipleship doesn’t just stay within the walls of the church; girls are challenged to live their lives openly for Christ in a very authentic and influential way. They grow to see that God can use them every day in countless ways to change their world.

Getting Started Guide

How to Start an Acteens Group:

  • Begin With Prayer: Involve church leadership in seeking direction for starting a new group.
  • Contact WMU of Texas: Contact the WMU of Texas Age-Level Strategist to learn more about updates, resources, and leadership training specifically for students.
  • Meet With Pastor & Student Minister: Student leaders should meet with the pastor and youth minister to discuss the purpose, structure, and goals of the Acteens group, so everyone is on the same page.
  • Identify Leaders: Identify a group leader and others willing to lead. Provide leadership development through WMU of Texas's leadership training events.
  • Select & Order Materials: Use WMU resources like the Missions Journey: Students to help you get started.
  • Promote: Invite students to attend through personal contacts, email, social media, and other communication channels at your church.

National Acteens Panel

The National Acteens Panel is a group of young women who are interested in missions and impacting their world for Christ. The young women selected as national panelists have exhibited a strong commitment to Christ and to missions through their involvement in Acteens, leadership responsibilities in their church and community, and dedication to their academic studies.

Qualifications

To qualify for the National Acteens Panel, applicant must:

  • be a current junior or senior in high school
  • be a Christian
  • be a church member
  • be a member of an Acteens organization
  • participate regularly in missions projects, activities, experiences, etc.
  • have parent’s or guardian’s permission to serve as a panelist and fulfill all panelist responsibilities

Length of Term

National Acteens Panelists are representatives for Acteens from across the country. Panelists serve for one year. In that time, they have many opportunities for growth, leadership experience, and sharing their ideas and hopes for the future direction of Acteens.

Responsibilities & Duties

Girls selected for the National Acteens Panel serve at a national WMU event where they have the opportunity to interact with missionaries and other national leaders involved in missions. They may also speak at churches and events in their home states. Panelists will also write blogs and create selfie-style videos for WMU social media outlets.

Panelist Scholarship

One special benefit of being chosen for the National Acteens Panel is provided through the WMU Foundation. Each panelist receives a $1,000 scholarship that may be used for the college or other educational experience of her choice.

Learn More

We're Here To Help. Contact Us.

The WMU of Texas team is available to answer any questions you may have about WMU or our age-level curriculum. Please feel free to contact us for consultations, resources, workshops, and more.

Teri Ussery
Age-Level Strategist
WMU of Texas
P: (214) 828-5374
E: teri.wmutx[at]txb.org

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